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EPA Reviewing Forms on Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through June 6 on the proposed extension of EPA forms 3520-29 concerning motor vehicle and engine compliance program fees. EPA regulations establishing emission standards and other requirements for various classes of vehicles, engines and evaporative emissions components require compliance to be demonstrated prior to the EPA granting a certificate of conformity. The EPA charges fees for administering this program, and manufacturers and importers of covered goods are required to pay the applicable fees prior to their certification applications being reviewed. Information about fee payments is treated as confidential information prior to certification.

The EPA notes that it is lowering its estimate of the burden of this information collection on respondents due to the decrease in the number of fee forms received from manufacturers and, more significantly, the decrease in labor due to the institution of an all-electric payment system that eliminates the need to print and fill forms by hand.

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